Financial Stability

Improve the Financial Stability of all Northwest Colorado Residents in Need

Northwest Coloradans may find themselves grappling with financial instability for various reasons. The absence of savings or insurance leaves individuals and families susceptible to unforeseen and challenging circumstances. Attaining or sustaining financial self-sufficiency becomes an intricate task, particularly for those facing mental health struggles or enduring physical and emotional abuse. Programs that seek to achieve the following will be considered:

  • Build financial skills and social/emotional resiliency through adult education or counseling in such areas as household financial management, mental health and well-being, suicide prevention, family relationships, or workplace readiness
  • Reduce food insecurity
  • Enable seniors to live in their homes longer if they wish
  • Prevent domestic violence or abuse
  • Improve family stability

Financial Stability in Routt and Moffat County

8.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Routt County, CO (2.13k out of 24.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%


17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moffat County, CO (2.32k out of 13.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%

*Data USA

UWYV Successes

In 2023, Women United offered 4 free financial literacy courses that improved the lives of 40+ locals.

In 2023, the Holiday Grocery Card Program provided 1,171 locals in need with $25 grocery cards to ease their financial stress during the holiday season.

Success Story

Jane is more than 90-years old and has been receiving Meals on Wheels lunches four days a week for close to five years. The volunteer delivery drivers have grown to know and care about her, and Jane enjoys seeing her regular lunch-time visitors. Meals on Wheels not only provides her with a low-cost nutritious meal, but her family members and neighbors that care about her know that our volunteer driver will report back if anything seems amiss with Jane. The sense of well-being provided for Jane and her loved ones through Meals on Wheels is priceless.

– Routt County Council on Aging